The Future’s So Bright, You’ve Gotta Wear Shades To Watch This Trailer for ‘Hell’

By  · Published on August 24th, 2011

They say that staring into the sun is bad for you, but that weird kid in your fourth grade class didn’t listen, and he turned out fine. Filmmaker Tim Fehlbaum didn’t listen either, and the result is a blistering trailer for Hell – a movie set in a world where the sun is no longer the earth’s friend.

Produced by Roland Emmerich (a man who loves watching the planet destroyed), the synopsis (found via Quiet Earth) goes a little something like this: “It was once the source of life, light and warmth. But now the sun has turned the entire world into a baked and barren wasteland. Forests are scorched. Animal carcasses line the roads. Even the nights are dazzlingly bright.

Maria, her little sister Leonie and Phillip are heading for the mountains in a car with tinted glass. Rumor has it water can still be found there. It is a hazardous trip to nowhere. Along the way, they run into Tom. He turns out to be a first-rate mechanic and becomes indispensable. But can they trust him? The tension grows. As if things weren’t bad enough, they are lured into an ambush and their real battle for survival begins…”

Put on some sunglasses and watch the trailer for yourself:

It’s probably easiest to compare it to The Road, although it seems to share elements from every movie that takes place after the end of times. Consider it the anti-Waterworld.

What do you think?

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